Wednesday

Thing #1: Read This Blog and Find Out About This Program

Welcome to Spring Branch ISD, Library Information Services Library2Play program & blog.

Library2Play is an online learning program that encourages School Librarians and other educators to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, society, and Libraries access information and communicate with each other. And changing options for students to create new products for assignments.

The Library2Play Team modified The Learning 2.0 program designed by Helene Blowers, Technology Director, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and is loosely based upon Stephen Abram's article, 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook - February 2006) and the website 43 Things. We also drew heavily from the Learning 2.0 Through Play.

The Library2Play program contains direct links and offers suggestions for ways to incorporate these tools into your classroom and teacher collaborations. We offer ideas to "jump start" your thinking and hope you will share your ideas as you learn how to use web 2.0 tools. The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. These sites include: Blogger, FlickrCC, TeacherTube, PBWorks & Google Reader, and others.

Over the course of the next several weeks, this website will highlight "23 Things" and discovery exercises to help you become familiar with blogging, RSS feeds, tagging, wikis, podcasting, online applications, video and image hosting sites, and more.

To familiarize yourself with this project, be sure to read the Other Information page. This page should answer most of your questions about this program. If not, then please add your question to any page as a comment.

So fasten your seat belts, grab your mouse and get ready for a discovery adventure… and remember, it's OK to play in school and have fun!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This seems like it is going to be really neat. I am teaching PBL summer school which uses a lot of technology, so I am ready to learn and use with my students.

Pedro Acevedo said...

I am ready too. It is exciting to participate in anything that will make teaching fun and meaningful. Also, it is nice to have a "break" from the traditional workshop routine.

Glenn Deering said...

Looking forward to improving my skills! gdeering

cdinneen said...

I'm so glad this is being offered again! And now that I'm through with grad. school, I've got time to learn some new "fun" stuff!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this presented at TLA and was going to do it but life happened. This year I will complete it.

Becky Wuerth said...

I cannot find the place to set up a blog. I have set up a Google Account, but not sure what to do next. Please advise.

Thema Jones said...

I enjoyed the information provided on the web site. I look forward to completing this assignment.

gonzal4h said...

This sound like a nice reading and research work for the summer, i bet it will be interesting

San Juana Gamez said...

I am hoping to understand this well since students enjoy and do not mind classwork if they are using computer technology.

dollylamablog said...

I was wondering how to post on this, I think I found it. I'm really enjoying this program!

jensjensmom said...

I am very interested in starting this

Roslyn said...

This has been a little confusing getting started, but I'm looking forward to learning more.

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frogers said...

I am ready to learn something new and looking forward to taking advantage of what it has to offer.

brivas said...

Getting on board late, let's see how far i can get.

auntsuesathome said...

I'm back from vacation and ready to get on board. I've been looking forward to this!

Alicia said...

Better late than never, right? I really want to learn as much as a can and bring these applications to my class in the fall.

PD Readings said...

I'm looking forward to learning new things to do with my students. I better get to work.

chrisp7 said...

Ok, I've read this post. NOW what do I do?

Diane Evans said...

I'm with you Crisp7. I'm not sure what to do next either.

MFlores said...

This seems very interesting. I'm excited to learn how to blog! I've always been curious about it. :)

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